Day 184

The Distaff Better Half

Day 184. Wednesday 17th October 2018

The Distaff Better Half

© 2018 Steve Cook

When all seems horrible, nasty and grim

About this planet on which I'm living,

I remind myself it's full to the brim

With millions of beautiful women.

Behind every great man in history

Stood a woman loyal and wise

Who 'neath a veil of mystery

Hid her sense of total surprise.

Without the distaff better half of the race

How drab the world of men would be,

A dreary planet turning in space

Bereft of redeeming qualities.

To menfolk everywhere I give this advice

Pay the women in your life their due

And when you get home, please give your wife

A darn good and well-earned listening-to.